If you have installed Dual boot Fedora and Windows. You might want to auto mount Windows partition to Fedora Linux at start-up. Auto mounting will prevent you from hassle of mounting drive every time you want to use it. You must have root rights to complete this procedure.
- Open terminal. Change to root by typing “su”and pressing enter. Authenticate by providing root password.
- Type parted /dev/sda for SCSI disk or parted –cul /dev/hda for IDE disk. . Once you enter parted prompt type print.You will be presented with a list of disk partitions. From this list you can confirm partition which you want to auto mount. Type quit to exit parted prompt.
- Type blkid /dev/sda5 ( In out case we are auto mounting partition sda5). Note the UUID of partition.
- Now edit /etc/fstab. Type vi /etc/fstab. Press i (for entering into insert mode). Add an entry for your partition as below
UUID=”your UUID number” /mnt/NTFS ntfs defaults 0 0
Press escape to exit insert mode. Now press :wq! for saving file.
Create a folder in /mnt with name NTFS.
Restart your system to check for working of your auto mount of partition.
I have performed this on Fedora 20 with Windows 7 Dual boot.